The Board of Directors held the 2016 Annual Meeting at Fatty’s Restaurant in Buxton. The Board elected officers for 2016 and reviewed a number of agenda items. Dates for the 2017 Farmers Market were set along with the planting schedule for the new community garden site. The Board authorized a thank you email to all farmers market vendors for their participation during the 2016 season. For additional information, contact us at: info@coastalharvesters.org.

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The 2016 Farmers Market in Avon was over twice as big as it was in 2015. Due to social media activity by the Coastal Farmers Cooperative and word-of-mouth efforts by some of our longer term vendors, we averaged over twice as many vendors in 2016. We often had over 25 vendors in addition to our two produce vendors, Nicole Spruill of Coastal Farmers Cooperative and Jesse Wray of C and J Produce in Rodanthe. We also extended the market season concluding the Tuesday after Labor Day. Our vendors thought the longer season worked well and they were very happy with attendance during the season. Thanks to Market Manager Susan Myers and our market volunteers Carol Bauer, Jody Haller, Karen Kelmer and Rick Anzolut for their work to keep this terrific community event going strong.

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Island Free Press Covers Farmers’ Market

Check out the story titled Avon Farmer’s Market is Keeping it Fresh for Another Season that appeared in the Island Free Press.

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Community Garden Moves to Frisco

After six years on the Fox Watersports property in Buxton, the Hatteras Island Community Garden packed up all of its assets and moved to Frisco. The garden is now located on the Custom Tree Service property across from the Island Garden Center on Highway 12 at Paradise Lane. We would like to recognize the generosity [...]

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Community Garden evicted at Fox Watersports

Coastal Harvesters learned this week that the community garden’s landlord wants the garden removed from its property in the next 30 days. Our volunteers have started dismantling infrastructure. We are reviewing options for a new garden site. Unfortunately, the late notice makes it impossible for us to plant a summer garden and harvest produce for [...]

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CHI supports Coastal Farmers Cooperative

Coastal Harvesters welcomes the Coastal Farmers Cooperative back to the 2014 farmers’ market in Avon.
For more information on the cooperative, click here.

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